Take Me To The River New Orleans LIVE!
Friday, October 18, 2019
Doors 6 p.m. | Show 7:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $23 (incl. fees)
Upper Balcony $23
Main Floor $72 (Dinner / Dessert Menus)
This show is included in the full season package, half season package A, and the Spotlight Series.
New Orleans and Louisiana reflect a stunning musical melting pot of influences from around the world. "Take Me to the River New Orleans LIVE!” presents the musical history, the heritage and legacy of one of our most unique cultural jewels, featuring individual and collaborative performances from a line up packed with legendary Crescent City talent, including the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, George Porter Jr., Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Lost Bayou Ramblers and more.
Sponsored by Sue Edwards & Jim Ernest
Edward L. Smith & Linda Carlson
Phyllis J. Summers
Jim Sund & Anne Mulligan
Jambalaya Bowl $24
Chef Ted’s take on a New Orleans signature dish is a rich combination of shrimp, chicken, and andouille sausage, with savory flavors of onions, celery, red-green-yellow bell peppers, crushed tomatoes, okra, and a blend of Cajun seasonings.
Cajun Fried Catfish and Fried Okra $22
Cajun-style breaded Catfish fillets with Creole dipping sauce and a side of Fried Okra and Cajun fries. Served with our Jicama Coleslaw, Lemon wedges, and Malt Vinegar.
Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad $19
Wild-caught Atlantic salmon fillet seasoned with cajun spices and seared to seal in the flavor. Served atop a bed of crisp romaine lettuce tossed with our special caesar dressing, homestyle croutons and parmesan cheese along with grilled garlic french bread.
Dessert Menu $9
*Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to any dessert $2
Scratch-made Seasonal Cobbler à la Mode (Ask server for today's selection)
Fresh-baked seasonal cobbler made at the Admiral and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Harvey’s Butter Rum Batter Signature Cheesecake
The Admiral’s signature New York style cheesecake, made with Harvey’s Butter Rum Batter, and topped with Harvey’s-infused whip cream and candied walnuts.
Five Farms Chocolate Martini $13
Five Farms Irish Cream, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Dark Creme de Cacao, Chambord, Half & Half
Harvey’s Hot Buttered Rum $11
Harvey’s Butter Rum Batter, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Cinnamon Stick
Nutty Irishman $11
Five Farms Irish Cream, Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur, Dillanos Brewed Coffee, Whip Cream
B-52 & Coffee $12
Kahlúa, Five Farms Irish Cream, Grand Marnier, Dillanos Brewed Coffee, Whip Cream
Five Farms Irish Cream & Coffee $10
Five Farms Irish Cream, Dillanos Brewed Coffee, Whip Cream
Keoke Coffee $12
Kahlúa, Dark Creme de Cacao, Whip Cream
Read Full Take Me To The River Artist Bios
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Celebrating over 40 years since their founding in 1977, New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band has taken the traditional foundation of brass band music and incorporated it into a blend of genres including Bebop Jazz, Funk and R&B/Soul. This unique sound, described by the band as a ‘musical gumbo,’ has allowed the Dirty Dozen to tour across 5 continents and more than 30 countries, record 12 studio albums and collaborate with a range of artists from Modest Mouse to Widespread Panic to Norah Jones. Forty-plus years later, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world famous music machine whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances.
The History of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band
In 1977, The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club in New Orleans began showcasing a traditional Crescent City brass band. It was a joining of two proud, but antiquated, traditions at the time: social and pleasure clubs dated back over a century to a time when black southerners could rarely afford life insurance, and the clubs would provide proper funeral arrangements. Brass bands, early predecessors of jazz as we know it, would often follow the funeral procession playing somber dirges, then once the family of the deceased was out of earshot, burst into jubilant dance tunes as casual onlookers danced in the streets. By the late '70s, few of either existed. The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club decided to assemble this group as a house band, and over the course of these early gigs, the seven-member ensemble adopted the venue's name: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
Ivan Neville, Ian Neville
Ivan Neville and Ian Neville, members of Dumpstaphunk, stand out among New Orleans’ best as part of one of the funkiest bands to ever arise from the Crescent City. Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and descended from Neville family bloodlines, these soldiers of funk ignite a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move. Their performances combine ingenious musicianship and complex funk and jazz arrangements. Ivan has played and appeared on several Neville Brothers records, two Rolling Stones albums, as well as his father Aaron Neville’s solo records. He has performed in Bonnie Raitt’s band and was a member of Keith Richard’s solo band, the X-Pensive Winos. With Dumpstaphunk, Ivan and Ian have performed on the Late Show with David Letterman and become mainstays at music festivals across the country.
Walter “Wolfman” Washington
Walter “Wolfman” Washington has been a mainstay on the New Orleans music scene. He cut his teeth backing up some of the best singers and performers in New Orleans history before putting together his long time band The Roadmasters who have been burning down and burning up local and national stages since their first gigs in the 1980s. His guitar style combines both rhythm and blues, blues, New Orleans funk, and modern jazz into a way of playing that is uniquely his. His singing is emotional and heartfelt. His guitar work is intricate, intimate, and full. There is a little Bobby Blue Bland, a little Kenny Burrell, a little George Benson, a little church, and a lot of New Orleans charm and experience in a Walter Wolfman Washington performance. They are known for doing their own soulful originals and then tackling some great unsung covers such as Johnny Guitar Watson's “You Can Stay But That Noise Got To Go,” Otis Redding's “Nobody's Fault But Mine,” and Bill Withers' “Use Me.” And in this day and age of musicians imitating the past or trying to recreate it, The Wolfman stands out as a musician steeped in the history but completely contemporary. Few musical acts, if any, do what he does. He is real, authentic, and unique.
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
The New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian phenomenon is part music, part heritage, part ancestry, part revelry, part fashion, and oft misunderstood. Big Chief Monk Boudreaux is one of the most famous and enduring leaders of that culture and head of the Golden Eagle Mardi Gras Indian tribe. Joseph Pierre “Big Chief Monk” Boudreaux is the leader of the Golden Eagles, a Mardi Gras Indian tribe of New Orleans, Louisiana. Born in New Orleans on Pearl Harbor Day, December 7, 1941, Boudreaux is a vital figure in the tradition, and has steadfastly distinguished himself as a gifted folk artist and dynamic performing musician through his unwavering dedication to this singular African American culture. Boudreaux is known for his long-time collaboration with Big Chief Bo Dollis and the Wild Magnolia group, though he left the group nearly a decade ago to form the Golden Eagle Mardi Gras Indians. His latest album Rising Sun is a collaboration with Reverend Goat Carson, a professed “Renegade Cherokee.” In 2016, Boudreaux was given the lifetime honor of the National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Big Chief Romeo Bougere of the 9th Ward Hunters
Romeo Bougere, chief of the 9th Ward Hunters gang is a regular at the legendary Tipitina’s and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. With the 79ers Gang, he has also performed with the Stooges and Papa Mali.
Producer Martin Shore
Award winning filmmaker and Grammy nominated producer/musician MARTIN SHORE (Director/Producer/Writer) started his career as a musician. Mr. Shore has toured with Bo Diddley, Albert Collins, Bluesman Willie, and many others. He has produced soundtracks and has acted as music supervisor for a number of feature films, including SAW, SAW II, RIZE, and ROCK SCHOOL, among others. He has been a music producer for a variety of artists, including Snoop Dogg, GEazy, Yo Gotti, Mavis Staples, Booker T. Jones, North Mississippi Allstars, and many others.
As a feature film producer, Shore’s films have been featured in many international film festivals around the world, including Cannes, Tribeca, Sundance, South By Southwest, Raindance, and the Los Angeles Film Festival. A partial list of his credits as film producer include: HOOD OF HORROR (2006), starring Snoop Dogg); Michael Cuesta’s TELL TALE (2009), starring Josh Lucas and Lena Headey, and produced with Ridley and Tony Scott; Julie Delpy’s THE COUNTESS (2009), starring Delpy and William Hurt; 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS (2010), and DARK TIDE (2012), starring Halle Berry.
As a Grammy-nominated producer and musician Mr. Shore has toured most recently with Cody Dickinson and his band Hill Country Revue and just finished a 40 city tour with TAKE ME TO THE RIVER LIVE! featuring William Bell, Bobby Rush, and Charlie Musselwhite. He is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Sciences (Grammy Awards) and the Producers Guild of America.
TAKE ME TO THE RIVER (2014), Mr. Shore's debut film as a director, won the Audience Award at SXSW, Best Film at Raindance London, and numerous other awards (8 other festivals around the world).
He is the founder of the Take Me to the River Education Initiative, a non profit 501c3, that provides common core curriculum in both history and social studies, and is part of the permanent curriculum in schools across the country including New York City public schools, with a mission to bring art, culture, and music back into public schools. Their education parter is the Berklee College of Music. The New School in NYC has recently committed to building a college credited course beginning in the fall of 2018. Mr. Shore has been a guest lecturer at colleges across the country and did a residency at the Berklee College of Music campus in Valencia Spain. His follow up film MAD HANNANS (2018), recently won Best Documentary at the Manchester Film Festival.